Monday, August 20, 2018

Audiobook Review - Embraced at Seaside by Addison Cole @Addison_Cole_

Embraced at Seaside by Addison Cole
Narrated by Maxine Mitchell and Joe Arden
Series: Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers #8
Publisher: Melissa Foster
Publication Date: July 27, 2018
Date Read: August 7, 2018
Length:  7 hours 9 minutes
Source: Author
★★★★☆
Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers features a group of fun, flirty, and emotional friends who gather each summer at their Cape Cod cottages. They're sassy, flawed, and so easy to relate to, you'll be begging to enter their circle of friends!

Embraced at Seaside by Addison Cole is the sweet edition of New York Times best-selling author Melissa Foster's steamy romance novel Seaside Embrace. The story conveys all of the passion you expect between two people in love, without any explicit scenes or harsh language.

PLEASE NOTE: This is true "sweet with heat", and Jana and Hunter's story begins with a large dose of steam. It is the steamiest in the series and remains true to the characters' personalities.

After working hard all day creating his beautiful metal sculptures, Hunter Lacroux likes to unwind with a hot babe - or two. But after spending a handful of nights with smart, sassy, and beautiful Jana Garner, the woman who challenges everything he does and says, Hunter wants more.

As a dancer, boxer, actress, and waitress, Jana is tough, organized, and as dedicated as she is committed. She has to be to maintain her crazy schedule. But when it comes to men, Jana's had a string of bad relationships, and there's only one thing she'll commit to - not committing.

Passion ignites every time Jana and Hunter are together, but the closer Hunter gets, the faster Jana runs. When Hunter lays on the charm, Jana throws out a challenge she's sure he can't meet, and Hunter steps up to the plate, forcing her to face her hurtful past or let go of him forever.
My Review

I had a good time with this audiobook.  This was a nice quick romance that really grabbed me from the very start.  I really didn't want to stop listening and couldn't wait to see Jana and Hunter figure things out.  This is the eighth book in the Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers series but it read absolutely fine as a stand alone.  Addison Cole's books are the sweet with heat versions of some of Melissa Foster's books.  This book is the sweeter version of Seaside Embrace and I found that there were still quite a few steamy scenes to keep things interesting.  I am glad that I decided to give this book a try.

This book starts with a bang!  At the start of this book we find Jana and Hunter in a morning after situation.  They have hooked up a few times but Jana is in a hurry to get out the door.  Jana is a very busy woman.  She works as a dance instructor, waitress, and trains as a boxer.  Hunter is an artist and makes metal sculptures.  Neither Hunter or Jana do relationships.

Hunter decides that he wants something more from Jana and makes an effort to be romantic.  It was fun watching Jana try to figure out what was going on while Hunter was trying to determine his next move.  These two really had a lot of chemistry and seemed perfect for each other.  Their personalities meshed almost perfectly.  Hunter was so patient with Jana as she worked through some of her issues.

Joe Arden and Maxine Mitchell did a great job with the audio.  I really liked the fact that this book used dual narrators to tell the story since I think that works best with dual point of view stories.  I think that both of the narrators did a great job with the voices of a somewhat large cast of characters and brought a lot of emotion to the story.  I wouldn't hesitate to listen to either of these narrators again in the future.

I would recommend this book to fans of contemporary romance.  This was a great romance between two characters that I couldn't wait to watch find their happily ever after with each other.  I found this book to have plenty of heat along with some scenes that melted my heart.  I cannot wait to read more of Addison Cole's work in the future.

I received a copy of this audiobook from the author / publicist.
About the Author

Addison Cole is the sweet-romance pen name of New York Times and USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. She writes humorous and emotional sweet contemporary romance. Her books do not include explicit sex scenes or harsh language. Addison spends her summers on Cape Cod, where she dreams up wonderful love stories in her house overlooking Cape Cod Bay.

Author Links: Website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter

18 comments:

  1. Oh I have one of hers. It looked so nice. Yay for this one being good.

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    1. I have a few others that I do need to get to at some point. I really liked the audio for this one.

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  2. it's always nice to have a good romance like that

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  3. I don't prefer very steamy romances, so I should check out this series of hers. Thanks for a good review. And I have to say that cover is so cute!

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    1. This one was steamy enough in my opinion. I am pretty sure that I wouldn't have cared for the original version quite as much.

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  4. Great review - it sounds like a fun mix of sexy and intimate connection. Inotherwords, dialogue and personal development as well as sexy times. That's the best of both worlds. I also enjoy dual narrators for this dual pov book. Anne - Books of My Heart

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    1. These two did have a really great connection with each other.

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  5. I have seen her books around a lot, and I really should try one!! I think I have a freebie

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  6. This sounds wonderful and I am on a big contemporary kick right now too. Lovely review.

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    1. I seem to be wanting to read a lot of romance lately myself.

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  7. Ah, sounds like a lovely summer fun romance. Good to know that it can be snagged out of order.

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    1. I think that the books in this series are meant to be read in whatever order you wish which is nice.

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  8. I blogged about the first Seaside story last month. They look like fun summer reads :-)

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    1. It was a nice lighter listen which and it did have a nice summer feel to it.

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  9. I haven't listened to too many dual narrator books. I need to expand my audiobook experiences. :-) This sounds like a fun one, especially as summer is coming to an end. One way to hold onto it a little longer!

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    1. I love books with multiple narrators and tend to look for them. I really liked both of the narrators which helped a lot.

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